Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 10:40 am  |  6 responses

Marco Belinelli Says He’s in the 3-Point Shootout

The news isn’t official yet from the NBA, but Spurs guard Marco Belinelli let the cat out of the bag in a chat with Italian sports daily LaGazetta dello. Per the Express-News (via Sportando):

“I am happy because it is very important to me, my fans and Italy,” Belinelli said. “It is going to be a step forward in my career. I go to New Orleans to win.”

Belinelli follows teammate Matt Bonner, who was the runner-up to Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving in last year’s shootout despite finishing with one of the best final rounds in competition history.

The 27-year-old Italian had been the league leader in percentage for most of the season before dropping below Kendall Marshall of the Los Angeles Lakers and Bonner with an ongoing 2-for-14 slump.

No Spur player has ever won the shootout.

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  • 360

    Who’s got some good guesses on who’s competing this year? I know of Irving and Marco

  • c@rlos

    stephen curry and klay thompson

  • spit hot fiyah

    dandre jordan and joel anthony

  • 360

    gonna be a nail biter…

  • ATL dynamite

    reminds me of how i would let yao and shaq as cpus go head to head in nba live 3pt contest lol

  • Dfrance

    Wesley Matthews